My second, second home (Remington’s is the first) is having a birthday this week. Congratulations to the DC Eagle for four decades in business.
The space is the DC Eagle. It’s not the only building to have housed the Eagle, and chances are good it won’t be the last. Nor is it the only Eagle, with different bars around the world borrowing the name to brand themselves as catering to leatherfolk, to BDSM aficionados, to an image of masculine sexuality. It is a business and it is a community.
ALTHOUGH THE DC Eagle has had more than one roost, its New York Avenue site has the greatest resonance with the community, having served as the bar’s home for a quarter century. The floor space, the layout, the address and other minor variables, however, are entirely secondary to the spirit of the bar.